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New college, career planning resource available to students

May 15th, 2015 Comments Off on New college, career planning resource available to students
Garland ISD is proud to announce its new partnership with college and career readiness solution, Naviance Family Connection. Focused on student success, this comprehensive resource will help middle and high schoolers better prepare for higher education and the workforce. ...

District’s martial arts program wins big at competition

May 15th, 2015 Comments Off on District’s martial arts program wins big at competition
Since 2009, Garland ISD’s after-school Martial Arts Knights Order (MAKO) program has provided a free, beneficial resource for students, parents and other community members. Participants not only get to experience the ancient practice of martial arts, but also receive ...

GFD recruits graduate from fire academy

May 13th, 2015 Comments Off on GFD recruits graduate from fire academy
The Garland Fire Department congratulates the Recruit Class 47 on their graduation from the fire academy.  The group graduated May 6 and will be attending EMT school or heading to the stations to begin an incredible adventure. Captain Ron ...

GSO presents KidsNotes

May 13th, 2015 Comments Off on GSO presents KidsNotes
The Garland Symphony Orchestra will be presenting its KidsNotes program at the North Garland Library Friday, June 19 at 11 a.m. and at the Sachse Library Thursday, June 25 at 11 a.m. KidsNotes is a one-hour program that begins ...

GFD provides safety tips

May 13th, 2015 Comments Off on GFD provides safety tips
Electricity has become one of our basic needs and Garland Fire Department is encouraging you to get grounded in the basics of electrical safety. According to the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association, electrical fires were involved in an estimated ...

Beaver Technology Center students learn about potential careers

May 13th, 2015 Comments Off on Beaver Technology Center students learn about potential careers
As part of its College and Career Readiness Program, Garland ISD’s Beaver Technology Center offers students a chance to study specific subjects as electives. I recently had the privilege of visiting with a group of students who want to ...

Jody W. Fox completes basic combat training

May 12th, 2015 Comments Off on Jody W. Fox completes basic combat training
Army Pvt. Jody W. Fox has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat ...

Police chief gives update, corrects misinformation on CCC shooting

May 12th, 2015 Comments Off on Police chief gives update, corrects misinformation on CCC shooting
Garland Police Chief Mitch Bates provided updates and clarified misinformation on the May 3 shooting at the Draw the Prophet event at the Curtis Culwell Center. According to Bates, the number of attendees, including media inside the event, was ...

Robert Selders elected Place 6 GISD board trustee

May 11th, 2015 Comments Off on Robert Selders elected Place 6 GISD board trustee
Robert Selders, Jr. was elected to Place 6 on the Garland ISD board of trustees in the Saturday, May 9 election. Selders received 1,418 votes while his opponent Dwight Davis got 1,359. Selders has three daughters in GISD and ...

District jazz bands shine at local competition

May 8th, 2015 Comments Off on District jazz bands shine at local competition
Showcasing talent and charisma, five Garland ISD jazz bands wowed audiences during the 38th-annual Texas Christian University Jazz Festival March 20-21. Groups from Naaman Forest and Rowlett high schools, as well as Austin Academy for Excellence, won high honors ...
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